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Suspicious fire at Magelssen Bluff
The Rushford Fire Department was called to Magelssen Bluff Monday morning. Public Works Employee Dave Lombard reported the fire at 10:28 a.m. to Rushford Police Chief Adam Eide. Pictured above is the Isuzu Trooper discovered engulfed in flames. The owner is an Olmsted County woman whose name has not been released as of Tuesday afternoon. The fire has been ruled suspicious. Photo by Kayla Thompson
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 10:25 AM
There was a lot of waiting around at the April 19 City of Rushford Village (CRV) Council meeting. The CRV posted notice prior to the meeting that rock bids would be announced at 7:30 p.m. Councilors finished their agenda within a few minutes, and spent nearly 20 minutes waiting to address rock bids.

  • Awaiting a budget target for tax relief, House Tax Chair Davids patient, hopeful
    A year ago today, the House omnibus tax bill (HF848) passed off the House Floor. Highly controversial because it proposed to eat up the $2 billion state budget surplus projected at that time, it languished at the end of session in conference committee.

  • Commissioners discuss future with Waste Management as contract comes under scrutiny
    Fillmore County’s board of commissioners voted unanimously during the Tuesday, April 26, meeting to sign a contract with Harter’s, a La Crosse-based waste hauler, on a temporary basis. The vote came after Fillmore County Attorney Brett Corson brought a proposal before the board to terminate the county’s agreement with Waste Management for landfill and recycling services. The contract is in place to fulfill the county’s commitment to rural residents who bring their recyclables to designated bins in each town or to the resource recovery center. 

  • Loose bear shot in Chatfield
    An adult, male black bear estimated to weigh more than 200 lbs. was killed Sunday evening in the city of Chatfield because the loose animal was presenting a threat to local residents.

  • Planning stages for Rushford Veteran’s Memorial wrapping up
    Plans to change a portion of Creekside Park in Rushford into a veteran’s memorial appeared to be coming into focus during a April 20 meeting at the Rushford American Legion.

  • The Rushford City Council approved a motion to support the proposed veterans memorial park to be located at Creekside Park. 

  • There was a lot of waiting around at the April 19 City of Rushford Village (CRV) Council meeting. The CRV posted notice prior to the meeting that rock bids would be announced at 7:30 p.m. Councilors finished their agenda within a few minutes, and spent nearly 20 minutes waiting to address rock bids.

  • Arrest made after Hahn Lumber burglarized
    A Fillmore County deputy seized evidence of a burglary at Hahn Lumber Company, Harmony, after stopping a known suspect in another crime the same day the burglary was reported.

  • EDA to begin more aggressive strategies
    The Rushford Economic Development Authority (EDA) held its regular monthly meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, April 13, and one of the first things the group did was welcome a new CEDA (Community and Economic Development Associates) representative by the name of Donna Mack.

  • Klungtvedt named Best in Site at Small Group Music Contest
    The Rushford-Peterson High School band and choir competed in the Small Group Music Contest hosted at Rushford-Peterson High School on April 14. 

  • The final brainstorming session on repurposing the Peterson Middle School building took place April 12.  Community members heard some final thoughts from David Kane, Senior Architect of Widseth, Smith, and Nolting of Rochester.  School district officials also in attendance included Rushford-Peterson Superintendent Chuck Ehler and School Board Chair John Linder.

  • In just 30 minutes, the City of Peterson council breezed through their agenda at the April 13 meeting.

  • New Peterson City Clerk
    At the April 13 Peterson City Council meeting, the council unanimously passed a motion to approve Leanne Kasper as the new clerk, filling the position left vacant by Megan Boyum in March.

  • 30th Annual Lip Masters fishing tournament slated for Saturday
    It may be hard to believe this will be the 30th annual Lip Masters Classic fishing tournament coming up on Saturday, April 23. The tournament starts at Nordic Lanes in Rushford with registration at 11 a.m., with fishing starts at noon sharp.

  • New band teacher, policy changes for school district
    At the Monday night, April 18, Rushford-Peterson School Board meeting, directors went fairly quickly through their agenda items.

  • Prosper couple arrested on meth charges, fire breaks out at property
    A husband and wife living in the unincorporated community of Prosper in Canton Township were arrested last week for manufacturing methamphetamine.

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